The Kingdom Hearts series has a lot of collectibles, and the most common one is the bright gem. These gems are scattered throughout each game in different ways, but they can be found easily if you know where to look.
Aerial Knockers in The Pride Lands, Magnum Loaders in Space Paranoids, and Surveillance Robots (Watchers) in Radiant Gardens/Port Royal/Space Paranoids all have a chance to drop Bright Gems in Kingdom Hearts 2/2.5.
However, depending on the game you’re playing, these jewels may be used in a variety of ways.
In KH2.5, they’re mainly utilized to make the Draw Rings and the Lucky Ring. These gems, on the other hand, are utilized as an EXP increase enhancer for synthesis in the original KH2.
They’re also one of the most difficult things to cultivate.
However, there are two excellent agricultural locations:
Aerial Knockers may be found in abundance in Pride Lands’ Jungle and Wasteland regions. Alternatively, you may visit Space Paranoids and alternate between the Solar Sailer chamber and the hallway outside. There are a lot of Magnum Loaders and Watchers to battle for drops here.
Where Can I Find Bright Gems?
A variety of Heartless from various planets may drop Bright Gems. So you have a variety of options for where you can grow them.
But here are the three heartless to concentrate on:
The floating heartless with boxing gloves are known as Aerial Knockers. These boxers are always ready to throw punches, rough and tumble and eager to brawl.
They drop a Bright Gem 4 percent of the time and may be found in a few locations across the Pride Lands (mainly near/outside the Jungle save point).
There are a lot of them in the Jungle section of the Post game. This is most likely the greatest place to farm these creatures.
Magnum Loader: These are the one-wheeled heartless who roam the streets as if they own it. They come in a variety of hues and often drive about Radiant Garden and Space Paranoids like maniacs.
You have a 4% chance of dropping if you manage to catch up to them and take them out.
It’s worth noting that all of the various colored Magnum Loaders drop the same amount of Bright Gems.
The Dataspace and the Solar Sailer Simulation chamber are the finest places to look for these guys in post-game. Land in the I/O Tower in Space Paranoids, then go about taking down as many of these people as you can.
Surveillance Robot: Have you ever had the feeling that you were being watched? That’s probably because a merciless floating Surveillance Robot is following you around wherever you go.
These people may be found in Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden, Space Paranoids, and, oddly enough, Port Royal.
You may disassemble them for a 3 percent chance of getting a Bright Gem, which is lower than the other options. Getting Bright Gems, whether you’re farming 4 percent or 3 percent drops, is going to be a lot of effort.
The Restoration Site in Hollow Bastion, the Corridors, or the I/O Tower Hallway or Simulation Hangar in Space Paranoids are all good places to farm Surveillance Robots after the game ends.
KH2/KH2.5 Bright Gem Farming
Because there are two distinct heartless that drop Bright Gems in this planet, running around Space Paranoids and killing opponents is definitely the best method to harvest them. And the heartless may be found in a variety of places.
If you’re not yet at the endgame and like battling in the Pride Lands as Lion Sora, you may harvest Aerial Knockers in the Forest and Wasteland regions (both are linked), and there are enough to go around.
Another possibility is Radiant Garden, although the two places mentioned above are probably your best chance for receiving drops faster.
Uses of Bright Gems in KH2/KH2.5
Bright Gems are used to make the Draw Rings and Lucky Rings, but only in Kingdom Hearts 2.5.
They’re utilized as modifier items in the original Kingdom Hearts 2. So, in Kingdom Hearts 2, if you utilize them while creating a recipe of the same rank, the EXP granted to the Moogle will be doubled.
x1 Manifest Illusion, x3 Remembrance Shards, x3 Bright Gems, x5 Bright Stones, and x9 Bright Shards are used to make the Draw Ring.
The Lucky Ring is a modified version of the Draw Ring, made with the same formula but with the addition of an LV3 Moogle’s x1 Serenity Crystal.
In Kingdom Hearts 2, collecting all Bright Materials will provide you a Defense Boost.
Is it worthwhile to cultivate these?
Despite the fact that Bright Gems are only utilized in two recipes in Kingdom Hearts 2.5, both of them provide items that are very useful in a variety of scenarios.
The Draw Ring allows you to gather nearby orbs rather than rushing to collect them, while the Lucky Ring boosts your drop rate when collecting other synthesis materials and drops.
In fact, having several Lucky Rings can aid you in farming other things as well.
You must select whether or not you want these rings and how many you want. However, I would strongly advise Sora to get at least one of each ring.
Each recipe requires x3 Bright Gems, thus cultivating them would be great up to that point.
If you’re playing the original Kingdom Hearts 2, farming will help you level up your Moogle faster and give you access to a lot more recipes sooner.